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Member Since 2011

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 ratings
  • 57 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2014

  • The Panther

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost.

    John says: "Exciting Nelson DeMille novel with great narration"
    "John Corey is losing his charm"

    After about a half dozen books, John Corey is finally losing his charm. In previous books, his caustic, sarcastic comments have been witty in the hardboiled gumshoe tradition. He's never been politically correct, but in this book he comes off as oafish, and in a very bigoted way. After he calls Yemen a shithole for about the 20th time, it made me stop to wonder if DeMille was intentionally making his character alot less likable.

    Maybe the narration has something to do with it. Scott Brick tries to make almost every line sound facetious so he has nowhere to bring up his level of irony when Corey comes up with one of his zingers. Maybe it's because this is the first of DeMille's books that I've listened to or read, but the combination of Corey's character and the narration just isn't working for me.

    The plot is pretty good, and DeMille seems to be writing the book to give us a history tour of Yemen, kind of like he took us for a tour of current day Vietnam in Up Country. And that's pretty interesting

    So I keep listening, and I'm looking forward to my drive to work to hear what comes next. But I'm not really looking forward to the next John Corey book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle

    Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide. Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.

    A User says: "Good but not complete."
    "Gerard Doyle best narrator going"

    Gerard Doyle is just about the best narrator there is for audio books. His characters, timing and sense of emotions are just amazing. Compare his reads to the Eragon movie (OK, not a fair comparison). Almost every character is soooo much better than the live actors.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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